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EXPLANATION ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

Your uncle is the brother of your father or mother.

Your aunt is the sister of your father or mother.

Your great uncle (or grand uncle) is the brother of your grandfather or
grandmother.

Your great aunt (or grand aunt) is the sister of your grandfather or
grandmother.

Your great-great uncle is the brother of your great-grandfather or great-
grandmother.

Your great-great aunt is the sister of your great-grandfather or great-
grandmother.

Your first cousin is the child of your aunt or uncle.

Your second cousin is the grandchild of your great aunt or great uncle.
(If two people are first cousins, the children of each of the people will
be second cousins.)

Your third cousin is the great-grandchild of your great-great uncle or
great-great aunt. (Children of second cousins, are third cousins to each
other.)

Your first cousin, once removed, is the child of your first cousin or is
the child of your great uncle or great aunt. (See also REMOVED COUSINS)

If someone is your first cousin, then his or her child is your first
cousin once removed. (Once removed means one generation level different
from you.) All your regular cousins (first, second, etc.) are at the
same generation level as yourself. Those at different levels are
"removed." If someone is YOUR first cousin once removed, then you are
HIS or HER first cousin once removed also. Your second cousin once
removed is the child of your second cousin. Your first cousin twice
removed is the child of your first cousin once removed (i.e. the
grandchild of your first cousin). Your second cousin twice removed is
the child of your second cousin once removed (i.e. the grandchild of your
second cousin).

REMOVED COUSINS: If two people are some type of cousins, but they are at
different generation levels, then here is the way to compute their
relationship. (The program does this automatically when printing, but you
may want to know what it is doing.)

1. Count how many generation levels they are apart. This is the number
they are "removed."

2. Start with the one at the highest generation level (the older level)
and count how many generations up you must go to find the brothers or
sisters that are the ancestors of these cousins. This is the "FIRST" or
"SECOND" or "THIRD" part of the cousin relationship.

Brother's Keeper version 5.2 Page 49

GREAT-GRANDFATHER

GRANDFATHER GREAT-UNCLE

FATHER UNCLE 1st COUSIN ONCE REMOVED

>YOU< BROTHER 1st COUSIN 2nd COUSIN

SON NEPHEW 1st COUSIN ONCE REMOVED 2nd COUSIN ONCE REMOVED

GRANDSON GRAND-NEPHEW 1st COUSIN TWICE REMOVED 2nd COUSIN TWICE REMOVED